July 13, 2016
Issue #57

Editor's Note

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Session Proposal Deadline Extended for 2017 Public Works Officers Institute

Proposals due July 22

The deadline is fast approaching to submit session proposals and speakers for the League of California Cities® 2017 Public Works Officers Institute. This is a chance to share best practices, innovative approaches, as well as research and information with these groups. Do not miss this opportunity to help design a stimulating, thought-provoking conference for this group.

Meetings and Events, Public Works Officers

July 18 State Disability Access Commission Hearing in Sacramento to Focus on ADA Complaints and Demands

In efforts to fulfill its mission to promote dialogue and collaboration between the disability and business communities, the California Commission on Disability Access will hold its Full Commission meeting on July 18 featuring unique panel presentation(s) from the law firms representing the top 64 percent of alleged ADA complaints and/or demand letters reported in 2015. The information was first reported in the commission’s 2015 Annual Report to the Legislature.

Meetings and Events

U.S. Communities Announces New Specialty Vehicle Solutions Contract

U.S. Communities, the League-sponsored government purchasing alliance, is excited to announce that Farber Specialty Vehicles has been awarded a multi-year contract to provide specialty vehicles, equipment and accessories and any related equipment, supplies and services. The contract was awarded through a competitive solicitation process conducted by lead public agency, Port of Portland, Oregon. The contract term is for three years with a start date of June 1, 2016, with the option to extend the contract for two additional periods of one year each. To learn more about this new contract, watch this complimentary webinar.

Financial Solutions for CA Cities

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $12.1 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing Apartments in Stockton  

Some of the most significant benefits of League membership for cities since 1988 have flowed from the League’s co-sponsorship of the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA).

Financial Solutions for CA Cities, Affordable Housing

Workshops Available to Help Small Businesses Become ADA Compliant

The California Pollution Control Financing Authority (CPCFA), chaired by State Treasurer John Chiang, will conduct workshops to discuss the proposed regulations for the recently introduced California Capital Access Program (CalCAP) Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Financing Program (CalCAP/ADA).

Meetings and Events

Application Period Open for New California Urban Rivers Grant Program

Technical Assistance Workshops Available

The California Natural Resources Agency recently announced the release of its guidelines and application for the California Urban Rivers Grant Program. The program is funded by the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014, Proposition 1. Solicitation is now open for the first-round funding cycle.

Environmental Quality, Water, Grants and Funding
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